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Tot School.


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Daniel goes to nursery five mornings a week, 8:45-11:45. While at age three their learning mostly revolves around play, they do encourage mark making and early writing, and letter recognition. He even brings home a 'reading book' without words so he can practice story telling. He has a 'home learning' book to practice in, and last week came home with the request that he practice his letter 'a'. Daniel already knows all his letters (with a little confusion over p, b, d, and q) mostly thanks to the Cbeebies Alphablocks game! As a teacher-in-training I had to take it a little further, so while his brother was asleep I found all the letter a's (magnets, foam bath letters & wooden letters) & put them in a tray. We went on a hunt for things beginning with a and found an aeroplane, a few apples and some books about animals. We looked in our Ladybird Picture Dictionary to see what else began with a & talked about the different sounds it made. Daniel practiced writing the letter, with my guidance as his pencil control still isn't great, but improving. When we were finished we played with the wooden blocks some more, spelling out our names. Daniel can often get overwhelmed with too much 'work' but he enjoyed this, I think adding the toys in made it more fun for him. I'm hoping to keep this tray out on the little table so they can both explore it as and when. 

Do you do any 'home learning' with your kiddos? My Pinterest is packed with ideas for educational activities to do! 

Bee. 

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